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  • Published under names M. Justin Kim or Minue J. Kim.

  • _Trainee co-author

  • *Equal author contribution


  • Yoo C*, Park S* & Kim MJ (in press). Structural connectome-based prediction of trait anxiety. Brain Imaging and Behavior *Equal author contribution [link]

  • Kim MJ, Knodt AR & Hariri AR (in press). Meta-analytic activation maps can help identify affective processes captured by contrast-based task fMRI: the case of threat-related facial expressions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Kim MJ, Elliott ML, Knodt AR & Hariri AR (2022). A connectome-wide functional signature of trait anger. Clinical Psychological Science [link]


  • Sul S & Kim MJ (2021). Human dorsomedial prefrontal cortex delineates the self and other against the tendency to form interdependent social representations. Neuron [link] ​​

  • Kim N & Kim MJ (2021). Altered task-evoked corticolimbic responsivity in generalized anxiety disorder. International Journal of Molecular Sciences [link]


  • Kim MJ, Mattek AM & Shin J (2020). Amygdalostriatal coupling underpins positive but not negative coloring of ambiguous affect. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Mattek AM, Burr D, Shin J, Whicker CL & Kim MJ (2020). Identifying the representational structure of affect using fMRI. Affective Science [link]


  • Kim MJ, Farber MJ, Knodt AR & Hariri AR (2019). Corticolimbic circuit structure moderates an association between early life stress and later trait anxiety. NeuroImage: Clinical [link] ​

  • Kim MJ, Mattek AM, Burr D & Whalen PJ (2019). Preliminary report on the association between pulvinar volume and the ability to detect backward-masked facial features. Neuropsychologia [link] ​

  • Kim MJ, Elliott ML, d’Arbeloff TC, Knodt AR, Radtke SR, Brigidi BD & Hariri AR (2019). Microstructural integrity of white matter moderates an association between childhood adversity and adult trait anger. Aggressive Behavior [link] ​

  • Elliott ML, Knodt AR, Cooke M, Kim MJ, Melzer T, Keenan R, Ireland D, Ramrakha S, Poulton R, Caspi A, Moffitt TE & Hariri AR (2019). General Functional Connectivity: shared features of resting-state and task fMRI drive reliable and heritable individual differences in functional brain networks. NeuroImage [link] ​

  • Farber MJ, Kim MJ, Knodt AR & Hariri AR (2019). Maternal overprotection in childhood is associated with amygdala reactivity and structural connectivity in adulthood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Farber MJ, Romer AL, Kim MJ, Knodt AR, Elsayed NM, Williamson DE & Hariri AR (2019). Paradoxical associations between familial affective responsiveness, stress, and amygdala reactivity. Emotion [link]


  • Kim MJ, Scult MA, Knodt AR, Radtke SR, d’Arbeloff TC, Brigidi BD & Hariri AR (2018). A link between childhood adversity and trait anger reflects relative activity of the amygdala and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging [link] ​

  • Elsayed NM, Kim MJ, Fields KM, Olvera RL, Hariri AR & Williamson DE (2018). Trajectories of alcohol initiation and use during adolescence: the role of stress and amygdala reactivity. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [link] ​

  • d’Arbeloff TC, Kim MJ, Knodt AR, Radtke SR, Brigidi BD & Hariri AR (2018). Microstructural integrity of a pathway connecting the prefrontal cortex and amygdala moderates the association between cognitive reappraisal and negative emotions. Emotion [link]


  • Kim MJ, Mattek AM, Bennett RH, Solomon KM, Shin J & Whalen PJ (2017). Human amygdala tracks a feature-based valence signal embedded within the facial expression of surprise. Journal of Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Kim MJ, Avinun R, Knodt AR, Radtke SR & Hariri AR (2017). Neurogenetic plasticity and sex influence the link between corticolimbic structural connectivity and trait anxiety. Scientific Reports [link] ​

  • Kim MJ, Shin J, Taylor JM, Mattek AM, Chavez SJ & Whalen PJ (2017). Intolerance of uncertainty predicts increased striatal volume. Emotion [link] ​

  • Neta M, Tong TT, Rosen ML, Enersen A, Kim MJ & Dodd MD (2017). All in the first glance: first fixation predicts individual differences in valence bias. Cognition and Emotion [link] ​

  • Wise T, Radua J, Via E, Cardoner N, Abe O, Adams TM, Amico F, Cheng Y, Cole JH, de Azevedo Marques Perico C, Dickstein DP, Farrow TFD, Frodl T, Wagner G, Gotlib IH, Gruber O, Ham BJ, Job DE, Kempton MJ, Kim MJ, Koolschijn PCMP, Malhi GS, Mataix-Cols D, McIntosh AM, Nugent AC, O’Brien J, Pezzoli S, Phillips ML, Sachdev PS, Salvadore G, Selvaraj S, Stanfield AC, Thomas AJ, van Tol MJ, van der Wee NJA, Veltman DJ, Young AH, Fu CH, Cleare AJ & Arnone D (2017). Common and distinct patterns of grey-matter volume alteration in major depression and bipolar disorder: evidence from voxel-based meta-analysis. Molecular Psychiatry [link] ​

  • Whalen PJ, Neta M, Kim MJ, Mattek AM, Davis FC, Taylor JM & Chavez SJ (2017). Neural and behavioral responses to ambiguous facial expressions of emotion. In: Fernandez Dols JM & Russell J (Eds.) The Science of Facial Expression. New York: Oxford University Press.


  • Kim MJ, Brown AC, Mattek AM, Chavez SJ, Taylor JM, Palmer AL, Wu Y-C & Whalen PJ (2016). The inverse relationship between the microstructural variability of amygdala-prefrontal pathways and trait anxiety is moderated by sex. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Kim MJ, Solomon KM, Neta M, Davis FC, Oler JA, Mazzulla EC & Whalen PJ (2016). A face versus non-face context influences amygdala responses to masked fearful eye whites. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Davis FC, Neta M, Kim MJ, Moran JM & Whalen PJ (2016). Interpreting ambiguous social cues in unpredictable contexts. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Arnone D, Job D, Selvaraj S, Abe O, Amico F, Cheng YQ, Colloby SJ, O’Brien J, Frodl T, Gotlib IH, Ham BJ, Kim MJ, Koolschijn PC, Perico CA-M, Salvadore G, Thomas A, van Tol MJ, Wagner G & McIntosh AM (2016). Computational meta-analysis of statistical parametric maps in major depression. Human Brain Mapping [link]


  • Kim MJ, Neta M, Davis FC, Ruberry EJ, Dinescu D, Heatherton TF, Stotland MA & Whalen PJ (2014). Botulinum toxin-induced facial muscle paralysis affects amygdala responses to the perception of emotional expressions: Preliminary findings from an A-B-A design. Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders [link]


  • Kim MJ, Sul S & Moon Y (2013). The impact of perceiving angry and fearful facial expressions on decision making performance in threat situations. The Korean Journal of Cognitive and Biological Psychology (written in Korean)


  • Whalen PJ, Kim MJ, Neta M & Davis FC (2012). Emotion. In: Nelson RJ & Mizumori S (Eds.). The Handbook of Psychology (2nd edition), Volume 3: Behavioral Neuroscience. New York: Wiley.


  • Kim MJ, Loucks RA, Palmer AL, Brown AC, Solomon KM, Marchante AN & Whalen PJ (2011). The structural and functional connectivity of the amygdala: From normal emotion to pathological anxiety. Behavioural Brain Research *Behavioural Brain Research Editors’ Choice Award [link] ​

    • Reprinted in: Debeic J, Heller M, Brozek B & LeDoux J (2014). The Emotional Brain Revisited. Krakow: Copernicus Center Press. ​

  • Kim MJ, Gee DG, Loucks RA, Davis FC & Whalen PJ (2011). Anxiety dissociates dorsal and ventral medial prefrontal cortex functional connectivity with the amygdala at rest. Cerebral Cortex [link]


  • Kim MJ, Loucks RA, Neta M, Davis FC, Oler JA, Mazzulla EC & Whalen PJ (2010). Behind the mask: the influence of mask-type on amygdala response to fearful faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience [link]


  • Kim MJ & Whalen PJ (2009). The structural integrity of an amygdala-prefrontal pathway predicts trait anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience [link] ​

  • Johnstone T, Kim MJ & Whalen PJ (2009). Functional magnetic resonance imaging in the affective and social neurosciences. In: Harmon-Jones E & Beer JS (Eds.). Methods in Social Neuroscience. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Whalen PJ, Davis FC, Oler JA, Kim H, Kim MJ & Neta M (2009). Human amygdala responses to facial expressions of emotion. In: Whalen PJ & Phelps EA (Eds.). The Human Amygdala. New York: Guilford Press.


  • Kim MJ, Hamilton JP & Gotlib IH (2008). Reduced caudate gray matter volume in women with major depressive disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging [link]

  • Kim MJ, Chey J, Chung A, Bae S, Khang H, Ham B, Yoon SJ, Jeong DU & Lyoo IK (2008). Diminished rostral anterior cingulate activity in response to threat-related events in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research [link]


  • Kim MJ, Lyoo IK, Dager SR, Friedman SD, Chey J, Hwang J, Lee Y, Dunner DL & Renshaw PF (2007). The occurrence of cavum septi pellucidi enlargement is increased in bipolar disorder patients. Bipolar Disorders [link]

  • Sim ME, Lyoo IK, Streeter CC, Covell J, Sarid-Segal O, Ciraulo DA, Kim MJ, Kaufman MJ, Yurgelun-Todd DA & Renshaw PF (2007). Cerebellar gray matter volume decrease in cocaine abusers: An optimized voxel-based morphometry study. Neuropsychopharmacology [link]

  • Kim SJ, Jeong DU, Sim ME, Bae SC, Chung A, Kim MJ, Chang KH, Ryu J, Renshaw PF & Lyoo IK (2007). Asymmetric altered integrity of cingulum bundle in posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychobiology [link]


  • Lee YJ, Hwang J, Kim SJ, Sung YH, Kim J, Sim ME, Bae SC, Kim MJ & Lyoo IK (2006). Decreased blood flow of temporal regions of the brain in subjects with panic disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research [link]


  • Kim MJ, Lyoo IK, Kim SJ, Sim MY, Kim N, Choi N, Jeong DU, Covell J & Renshaw PF (2005). Disrupted white matter tract integrity of anterior cingulate in trauma survivors. Neuroreport [link]

  • Yoo HK, Kim MJ, Kim SJ, Sung YH, Sim ME, Lee YJ, Song SY, Kee BS & Lyoo IK (2005). Putaminal gray matter volume decrease in panic disorder: An optimized voxel-based morphometry study. European Journal of Neuroscience [link]


  • Frederick BD, Lyoo IK, Satlin A, Ahn KH, Kim MJ, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Cohen BM & Renshaw PF (2004). In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the temporal lobe in Alzheimer's disease. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry [link]

  • Ahn KH, Lyoo IK, Lee HK, Song IC, Oh JS, Hwang J, Kwon J, Kim MJ, Kim M & Renshaw PF (2004). White matter hyperintensities in subjects with bipolar disorder. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences [link]

  • Lyoo IK, Kim MJ, Stoll AL, Demopulos CM, Parow AM, Dager SR, Friedman SD, Dunner, DL & Renshaw PF (2004). Frontal lobe density decreases in Bipolar I disorder. Biological Psychiatry [link]


  • Cowan RL, Lyoo IK, Sung SM, Ahn KH, Kim MJ, Hwang J, Haga E, Vimal RLP, Lukas SE & Renshaw PF (2003). Reduced cortical gray matter density in human MDMA (Ecstasy) users: a voxel-based morphometry study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence [link]

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Kim W & Kim MJ (under review). Morphological similarity of amygdala-prefrontal pathways predicts trait anxiety in younger and older adults.

  • Lee K, Kim N, Jeong E, Kang M-S & Kim MJ (under review). Volumetric variability of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex reflects the propensity for engaging in high stakes gambling behavior.

  • Jo W & Kim MJ (under review). Tracking emotions from song lyrics: Analyzing 30 years of K-pop hits.